How to Get macOS Mojave Features on Windows 10

Apple announced Mac OS Mojave at WWDC and it comes with some awesome new features like the Dark mode, Desktop stacks, Dynamic wallpaper and a lot more. It’s quite impressive. You gotta be wondering if you can get all of these awesome features on your Windows 10 PC. Well, turns out, you actually can. We’ll show you how you can get the latest Mac OS Mojave features on your Windows 10 PC. While you obviously can’t get all of the features of Mac OS Mojave, you can get some of the most talked-about features.

Dark Mode

Mac OS Mojave finally brings the much-awaited dark mode and it is beautiful. It changes everything on Mac OS to an awesome dark shade and you would love it. Well, to your surprise, Windows 10 already has a really cool dark mode. All you need to do is go to the Personalization settings and then go to the Colors option. Here you can just scroll to the bottom and set the default app mode as Dark. This changes all of the app windows and stuff to the shades of black and grey which honestly looks really good. However, the taskbar and the Start menu don’t change but you can just pick a dark color manually and you’re all set. So, there you have it, a Dark mode on Windows 10. That’s pretty similar to what you get in Mac OS Mojave.

Dynamic Wallpapers

Mac OS Mojave also brings beautiful new dynamic wallpaper that change according to the time of the day. It has some really incredible effects and looks stunning. Well, if you want dynamic wallpapers on Windows 10, first you’ll have to download the Mac OS wallpapers which you can find from the link given below. Once you’ve downloaded that just create a folder and move the downloaded wallpapers here. Also make two copies of each wallpaper. Once you’re done, just head to Personalization settings and to slideshow in the background drop-down menu, select the folder you just made and set change picture to every six hours. Then, just disable shuffle and enable Allow slideshow when on battery power. That’s it, your wallpaper will now automatically change just the way it does on Mac OS Mojave. The dark wallpaper looks really good, doesn’t it?

Download wallpapers from here.

Stacks

Another thing that’s new in Mac OS Mojave is Desktop Stacks. These are extremely useful for people who have a cluttered desktop because it turns a cluttered desktop into a non cluttered desktop. So, if that sounds like a feature you might be interested in, you can install the Fences app on your Windows 10. After the installation is complete, the app will automatically categorize all the things on a desktop in nice-looking stacks. If you want a more minimal look, you can enable Roll-up fences and Stacks will roll up by double-clicking on any of these Stacks title bars. This looks cool, right? We know it’s not the same as Mac OS Mojave but its good enough. The app is available as a free trial for 30 days, after which you’ll have to pay $10 to get the full version.

Quick Look

One of our most favorite and most used features on Mac is Quick Look. And in Mac OS Mojave it gets even better and more powerful. Now I can just open an image or a video in quick look and even get some basic editing options right there. That is awesome! Well, you can get quick look on Windows 10 pretty easily. You can just install free QuickLook app from the Windows Store and that’s it. Now you can just select an image video etc and just press spacebar to get a quick look at the file. The app does not bring the same functionality as Mac OS Mojave but it’s very close.

Screenshot Tool

Macs have always had a pretty solid screenshot tool but in Mac OS Mojave Apple made it even better. You now get a nice screenshot shortcut at the bottom of the screen with options for different types of screenshots, screen recording and even timed screenshots. It’s awesome when you can get almost the same functionality on Windows with an app like Tiny Take which has keyboard shortcuts to take screenshots, make a screen recording and even capture video from your webcam. Plus like Mac OS Mojave, once you take a screenshot it automatically opens up a handy editor where you can quickly annotate it, add text to it, crop it and more. However, if you don’t want to install an app, the latest Windows 10 builds come with a handy screenshot tool built in along with all the editing features which should be good enough for most people.

Finder Features

Mac OS Mojave brings a number of new features to the Finder, like the new gallery view, the ability to see complete metadata in the sidebar and even quick actions. All of which are some pretty handy tools to have. In Windows 10 you can do the same in the built-in explorer itself. To get the gallery view, simply head over to View and enable the Preview Pane to get a gallery view like look on your Windows 10 PC. Also you can enable the Details Pane to get stuff like the metadata for an image or any other file which is something a lot of photographers will find useful. Plus Windows 10 has a ‘quick actions’ like contextual feature. When you’re inside a folder full of images, you get Picture Tools right there. It’s really nice.

Well, that was how you can get some great Mac OS Mojave features on your Windows 10 PC. Which features are you looking forward to using the most? Do let us know in the comment section below. Also you can subscribe to our website for more amazing tech tutorials by entering your email id in the box on the sidebar.

About Aslam Khan

Hi there, I am a blogger, engineer and a computer geek. I love kittens. I spend some of my time blogging besides full time job as Senior Windows Administrator. I like to learn new things.

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